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Annapolis Juneteenth Celebration

Date: Saturday, June 18, 2022

Juneteenth, also called Freedom Day or Emancipation Day, commemorates the ending of slavery in the United States in 1865, specifically when the news that the Civil War ended and that the enslaved were now free reached Galveston Bay, Texas. Today, the day is celebrated with music, food and festivities that focus on self-improvement, education and honoring the history of ancestors.

Historic Annapolis is pleased to celebrate and honor Juneteenth as a sponsor of the Annapolis Juneteenth Celebration. Join the community in celebration of this day of freedom at the free parade and festival on Saturday, June 18! 


The Annapolis Juneteenth Parade will kick off at noon at Annapolis City Dock. Celebrate this day of independence and past, present, and future of African Americans with our entire community. 

Location: Annapolis City Dock
Time: 12 pm
Cost: FREE


Visit Historic Annapolis at the Juneteenth festival following the parade! Enjoy family activities, raffles, giveaways, and more at our festival table. The Annapolis Juneteenth Festival will be an event to remember with live music and entertainment, food, vendors, and a Freedom Way display, followed by fireworks. Join us for this incredible celebration!

Location: Bates Athletic Complex, 935 Spa Road, Annapolis 
Time: 2 pm – 9:30 pm
Cost: FREE


In addition to the Juneteenth Celebration, Historic Annapolis is pleased to offer half-price adult admission for visitors at the Museum of Historic Annapolis on Saturday, June 18 and Sunday, June 19, 2022. Explore Annapolis: An American Story and the diverse history of our unique capital city across more than 400 years, plus enjoy special children’s activities.

Location: Museum of Historic Annapolis, 99 Main Street, Annapolis
Time: 10 am – 5 pm on Saturday (children’s activities offered 10 am – 1 pm); 11 am – 5 pm on Sunday (children’s activities offered 1 pm – 3 pm)
Cost: $5 for all visitors, ages 6 and up; Free for children under 6; Free for HA Members 


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